Jim Corr Sought Over €1.3m Debt

Musician Jim Corr and an associate are the subject of a legal action in the High Court brought by a bank seeking a €1.3million unpaid debt.

The court heard yesterday the ACC Bank has began legal action against the alleged debt, serving court documents on Jim Corr at his home in Bangor, Co Down.

In a sworn statement, solicitors for ACC Bank said numerous attempts had been made to serve Mr Corr with legal papers but it was clear from his conduct he was "evading service".

The court was told that ACC Bank will apply to have the proceedings submitted to the Commercial Court.

Jim Corr has become a controversial figure in recent years, subscribing to the 'One World Government Dictatorship' conspiracy theory. He has publicly spoken at high profile conspiracy theory events and television shows about his belief in the theories, and engages in much discussion of these on his website, www.jimcorr.com, and on his twitter site, 'Jimcorrsays'.

His website states: "I do have opinions from lengthy research on various subjects including - False flag operations (staged terrorist attacks) including 9/11 and 7/7, the global warming scam, the coming one world government dictatorship, toxic ingredients in vaccines, the engineered financial collapse etc."

The ACC Bank is suing Jim Corr of Old Windmill Road, Crawfordsburn, Bangor, Co Down, and Liam Marks of Blackrock, Dundalk, Co Louth, for an alleged debt of €1.3m.

The loan relates to 91 acres of land at Goresbridge, Co Kilkenny.

At the High Court today senior counsel for the bank, Bernard Dunleavy, told the judge that Mr Corr was 'a citizen of Ireland and a well-known musician'.

He secured an order for 'substitute of service'. This will allow the bank to serve notice of the legal proceedings on Mr Corr by post.


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